The end of Voltron is nigh, with Netflix’s anime reboot returning for just one more season this December.
Voltron: Legendary Defender first arrived on our screens a few years ago, but this year, fans will unwrap a bittersweet present, in the shape of its eighth and last ever season. Netflix’s anime follows five unsuspecting teenagers – Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro – who are transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war. There, they become pilots for five robotic lions in the battle to protect the universe from evil, uniting through the true power of teamwork to form the mighty warrior known as Voltron.
Over its seven existing seasons (some shorter than others), it’s grown from an unexpected revival to one of Netflix’s leading animations, hailed by us as “the best thing to happen to cartoons since The Legend of Korra”.
This summer, though, its creators confirmed that it would wrap things up in Season 8, with the penultimate season arriving recently on Netflix. Now, after saving the Earth, the Paladins will embark for one more outing to prevent Honerva from setting into motion her deadliest plan yet. It’s a race against the clock as the Voltron Coalition gathers from the corners of the galaxy to defend the universe once and for all.
New images released at New York Comic-Con give us a proper look at Honerva, who seems as powerful as ever, and the main gang back together for the last time. Everything they’ve been through, everything they’ve fought for has been leading up to this. Season 8 of Voltron: Legendary Defender debuts on Netflix on Friday 14th December. Here’s a trailer:
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 8 is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
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